The median annual salary for a C++ Games Developer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Game Developer
UK
Rank 852 947 946
Rank change year-on-year +95 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Games Developer 15 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.016% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.017% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 10
Median salary £48,750 £57,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.21% +12.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £47,500 £31,350
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

C++ Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured C++ Games Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for C++ Games Developer in the UK

C++ Games Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C++ Games Developer.

Salary trend for C++ Games Developer in the UK

C++ Games Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C++ Games Developer over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for C++ Games Developer in the UK

C++ Games Developer
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Games Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +91 15 £48,750 -18.75% 2
London +65 8 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £55,000 -
City of London - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £50,000 -
Swindon - 1 £35,000 -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £35,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £42,500 -
South East - 1 £50,000 -
South West - 1 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £42,500 - 1

C++ Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, C++ Games Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring C++ Games Developer in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) C++
1 18 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (72.22%) C
3 8 (44.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 8 (44.44%) Unreal Engine
4 6 (33.33%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) OO
5 5 (27.78%) Mathematics
6 4 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (22.22%) Physics
6 4 (22.22%) Animation
6 4 (22.22%) Lua
6 4 (22.22%) Publishing
7 3 (16.67%) OpenGL
7 3 (16.67%) iPhone
8 2 (11.11%) Android
8 2 (11.11%) Social Gaming
8 2 (11.11%) Game Development
8 2 (11.11%) Xbox
8 2 (11.11%) iOS Development
8 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (11.11%) Business Development
8 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.11%) DirectX
8 2 (11.11%) Linux
8 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
9 1 (5.56%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (5.56%) Intel
9 1 (5.56%) Apple
9 1 (5.56%) OOP

C++ Games Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 18 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (22.22%) Publishing
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 8 (44.44%) Unreal Engine
2 3 (16.67%) OpenGL
3 2 (11.11%) DirectX
4 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Animation
2 3 (16.67%) iPhone
3 2 (11.11%) Social Gaming
3 2 (11.11%) Xbox
4 1 (5.56%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.56%) Derivative
4 1 (5.56%) Hedge funds
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Mathematics
1 5 (27.78%) OO
2 4 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Physics
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Business Development
3 2 (11.11%) Game Development
3 2 (11.11%) iOS Development
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
4 1 (5.56%) OOP
4 1 (5.56%) Open Source
4 1 (5.56%) Quantitative Trading
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Structured Programming
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C++
2 13 (72.22%) C
3 6 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) Lua
5 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.56%) GLSL
6 1 (5.56%) HLSL
6 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Apple
1 1 (5.56%) Facebook
1 1 (5.56%) Intel